Statement

 

By deliberately twisting, bending and pinching linear forms I am creating a new physical act of communication. The works stand as sites of a past performance where I have laboriously cut into materials creating conversation about production, finesse and technical virtuosity. The introduction of steam is an activator that playfully turns a process into a material within itself, by rupturing the binary relationships of wood and steel.

There is an out of control nature to steam and the way that it will not behave as a physical, matter based material. As vapour, steam is pervasive and intangible. I am interested in mocking and provoking the physical through the use of steam as a force to create and destroy.

Education

The Royal College of Art

MA Sculpture, 2016-2018

 

Kingston University

BA Fine Art, 2011-2014

 

University of Northampton

Art Foundation Diploma, 2010-2011

Selected Exhibitions

UKYA National Festival, Nottingham. 2019

RCA Sculpture Degree Show, Royal College of Art. London. 2018

Too Much Information, Seventeen Gallery. London. 2018

Critical Cartographies, Filet. London. 2018

CGP Open, CGP Gallery. London. 2017

Make/Shift, AIR Gallery. Manchester. 2017

Seasons, Maxilla Art Space. London. 2017

BORDERS_BORDERS, Edinburgh College of Art - Sculpture Court. Edinburgh. 2017

WIP Show, Royal College of Art - Sculpture Building. London. 2017

Ich komm zum glück aus Osnabrück, UKYA national festival. Derby. 2016

Summer Salon, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes. London. 2016

Fresh, ArtsLav - Kennington. London. 2014

The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Gallery North. Newcastle. 2014

Kingston BA Fine Art degree show, Kingston University. London. 2014

Shutter Release, East street market, Elephant and Castle. London. 2014

In Possession of an unloaded gun, Meanwhile Space, Worcester Park. London. 2013

Void Open, Hoxton Arches. 2013

Awards / Residencies / Workshops / Press

MRSS - Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Gilbert Bayes Award. 2019

UKYA Cornish Weekender Residency, Porthmeor Studios. St Ives. 2018

Gilbert Bayes, Scholarship. 2018

Work in Common Residency, Primary. Nottingham. 2017

Floorr Magazine: Issue 12, featured artist and online interview. 2017

https://www.floorrmagazine.com/issue-12/sam-baker

Young Space - Featured Artist and online interview. 2017

https://www.yngspc.com/artists/2017/11/sam-baker/

Guest speaker on ‘The Studio’, Mary Ward Centre. London. 2017

Mark Devereux Prize Winner. 2017

Edinburgh Exchange, Edinburgh College of Art. 2017

Enrichment week, University College School. London. 2016

Cheong Kam Hee Prize for Sculpture, Woon Art Prize. 2014